Learning English: How English really sounds. The English phrase, “I do not know.”

English language learners are often confused when they hear full speed English.  It is possible that as someone learning English you are having trouble understanding because of the speed at which native English speakers are speaking?

In this video we’ll learn the English phrase, “I do not know.” and all of its fast variations. This should help you with your English pronunciation as you continue to learn English. Enjoy!

A few things:
1) Turn on CC for full English subtitles while viewing, a great way to reinforce what you are hearing while you are learning English.
2) There is also a perfect English transcript below if you prefer to use that method as you practice.
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Transcript:

Hi Bob the Canadian here.

There will be times when you are having an English conversation where someone will ask you a question and you will not have the answer.

And in that situation you will need to say, “I do not know.”

They might ask a question like:

“Why is the sky blue?”
“I do not know.”

“Why did your cat run away?”
“I do not know.”

“Why did you eat the last cookie?”
“I do not know.”

Now that is the slow, clear, and well pronounced version of that answer. There are two faster versions and the first is proper English and it is contracting the words “do” and “not” into “don’t”.

So you’ll have an answer like, “I don’t know.”

“Why did you get a speeding ticket?”
“I don’t know.”

“Why did you eat the last cookie?”
“I don’t know.”

And the next version which is even faster is not really proper written English, but you will hear it quite often in English conversation. It looks like this and sounds like this, “I dunno.””

“I dunno.”

“Why did you lose your wallet?”
“I dunno.”

“Why did you eat the last cookie?”
“I dunno.”

“Why didn’t you buy tickets to the baseball game?””
“I dunno.”

“Why did you get a speeding ticket?”
“I dunno.”

Well that’s the response, “I don’t know.” “I don’t know.” “I dunno.”

Bob the Canadian here. Thanks for watching. Don’t forget to subscribe and have a great day.

“I dunno.”
“I dunno.”
“I dunno.”

“Why did you run so fast?”
“I dunno.”

“Why did you eat that stick?”
“I dunno.”

“Why’d you let the dog out?”
“I dunno.”

“Why’d you eat all the cookies?”
“I dunno.”

“Why’d you get a speeding ticket?”
“I dunno.”

“Why’d you jump outta that tree?”
“I dunno.”

“Why’d you steal my candies?”
“I dunno.”

“Why’d you…. Why didn’t you do you homework?”
“I dunno.”


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